Some children may 'grow out' of autism, suggests study
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The red arrowed comments are just despicable.
I think the article is actually quite good, but is totally let down by the headline. Also why is it accompanied by a picture of a grumpy child?
None of the experts quoted said anything to justify the headline. Some early misdiagnoses might have been due to the presence of other problems e.g. hearing loss.
Dr Zimmerman argued that recognizing autism early and starting treatment can increase the likelihood for real, lasting improvement.
'It's not unusual to see a child start out with more severe autism and then become more moderate and even mild as the years go by.
'A lot of the kids are improving, and we don't really know why, except we know there's a lot of moldability of the developing brain,' he said.
'We think that earlier treatment is essential and there are reasons to think that we can improve the kids. I'm very optimistic.'
If treatment can improve a condition, then that is good news, and should not be taken as proof that the condition was fake.
A friend's child may have autism - the kid is obviously different to his twin brother in the way he interacts with people. It has taken a long time to get any diagnosis/specialist treatment from the NHS.